Bottle Top Bill would like you to know we are now recycling bottle tops. You can bring in bottle tops from milk cartons and any other tops with a number 2 or 3 inside the lid. The tops get taken to a recycling plant in Portsmouth, earning some cash for the school.
We were treated to an informative and enjoyable worship on Thursday morning lead by the Eco dragons. Thank you to William, Toby, Ollie B, Alice, Thomas, Claudia, Zoe, Bryce and Ryan.
We found out about Fair-trade products so I hope that this weekend you have bought some. I bought some KitKats for the staff as it was parents' consultation evening and Harry in Hamble class pointed out they were Fair-trade products so I have made a start! Well done Harry for being so observant!
Carrie Cort will be returning on Friday to talk to the whole school about recycling and being Eco friendly. Thank you to Mrs Hamer for organising these events.
The Green Dragons will be presenting worship this week to tell the children about Fairtrade Fortnight. They will be sending your children home with a 'Fairtrade challenge' — to buy at least one Fairtrade product in your shopping over the fortnight. We would like the packaging to be stuck on their card banana to return to school.
You can recognise Fairtrade products from the symbol. We are also welcoming Carrie Cort, from Sussex Green Living, for a Recycling worship as we are looking to reduce our landfill rubbish. She will also follow up with some class workshops next week.
Green Dragons will be starting a shoe recycling scheme shortly to raise funds for school. More details to follow
Recently we installed a ‘green cone’ waste digester to dispose of our food waste. Most of the children eat fruit at playtime and throw their cores and peelings into the special bins on the playground and in the classrooms. There's also a collection bin in the staff room. The Green Dragons empty these daily and will be using the green cone to digest the cores and peelings instead of putting them in the compost bin. Here is a picture of some of the Green Dragon Eco Team with our school groundsman Mr Burrell and the green cone.
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A message from the Green Dragons: Following our Switch off fortnight and homework linked to this topic, we (Green Dragons) would like to see how energy aware Slinfold School children really are. To win Zingy, the EDF energy mascot, all you need to do is design a poster explaining how you can save energy and why this is important. Entries need to be in by Friday 13th December (winners to be announced the following week).
The days are getting shorter, the nights are longer and we are using more energy at home and school so it’s time for 'Switch Off Fortnight’! Switch-Off Fortnight has been organised by EDF Energy’s national education programme, the Pod, to encourage schools to reduce their energy consumption and inspire families and friends to adopt the same good energy habits.
The Green Dragons (Eco team) will be encouraging the children and teachers to switch off classroom lights and projectors when the classrooms are empty. They will be checking the classrooms to ensure this is happening as well as checking that outside classroom doors are closed. There will also be a take home task available to children (this may be given as a homework task).
Please encourage your children to do the same at home and even switch off appliances that are on standby. Attached to the newsletter is a letter that provides more detail and a take it home worksheet so your children can run their own secret audit at home! Encourage them to make an energy saving pledge with you at www.jointhepod.org/energypledge. Thank you, Mrs Hamer and the Green Dragons.
News from the Green Dragons Eco Team